Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Felony DUI and more retail crime arrests; Daily incident report

    Arrested: Rachel M. Weeks, 30, Prairie ID.

    Charges: Driving Under the Influence (DUI)(F)

   Boise Police observed a vehicle fail to signal a turn early this morning, June 13th, at approximately 1:30 a.m. Officers stopped the driver on the 1400 block of South Leadville Avenue. The suspect, who appeared to be very intoxicated at the time, failed several field sobriety tests and blew a .16/.16 at the Ada County Jail. A check through Boise City Records indicated the suspect had prior convictions for DUI making this charge a felony. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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  Arrested: Curtis M. Williams, Oklahoma City OK.

   Charges: 3 counts of Burglary (F), Grand Theft (F)

   Boise Police received several reports of burglaries at three local retail stores yesterday, June 12th, starting in the morning. According to witnesses a man would enter the store and take hygiene products, before leaving the stores without paying for the merchandise. Using information provided by witnesses investigators located the suspect in Eagle and followed his vehicle to a parking lot near Ten Mile and I-84. In the parking lot, officers witnessed the suspect moving merchandise that appeared to have been stolen from inside the vehicle to the trunk. When officers made contact with the suspect they recovered thousands of dollars in merchandise taken from local stores, and other locations. During the course of the investigation officers obtained evidence that indicates the suspect had been involved in similar criminal activity in neighboring states including Utah and Colorado. Officers believe the suspect entered the stores with the intent to commit the thefts resulting in the burglary charges. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

   The Boise Police Department has developed a positive, productive working relationship with loss prevention agents from many local retail stores, large and small, local and national chains. The goal of the program is to work with retailers and the Boise business community to reduce retail theft and fraud, crimes that have significant impacts on consumer prices.

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   Warrant Arrested: James S. Montoya, 22, Boise

   Warrant Charges: Burglary (F)

     The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Burglary yesterday.

    The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into a theft ring that had stolen merchandise from several retailers over the last several months. Evidence indicates the suspect was involved in the retail thefts (See original news release /home/news-releases/2013/06/two-suspects-arrested-in-retail-crime-ring-more-arrests-likely/ )That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant.

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   Warrant Arrested: Megan K. Diener, 27, Boise

   Warrant Charges: Grand Theft (F)

     The suspect was transferred to the Ada County Jail yesterday from Oregon to face charges on an outstanding felony warrant for Grand Theft.

    The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into the theft of a vehicle from a victim at a Boise residence on June 5th of this year. Evidence indicates the suspect, who is known to the victim, had taken the vehicle without permission. The victim reported the vehicle stolen. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant. The suspect was located and arrested in by the Morrow County Oregon Sheriff's Office.

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   Warrant Arrested: Richard W. West, 20, Eagle

   Warrant Charges: Forgery (F)

     The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Forgery yesterday.

    The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into blank checks that had been stolen from a residence in September of last year. Evidence indicates the suspect was involved in forging signatures on the checks to obtain goods or services. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant.

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure

Boise Police Public Information